NKN: Network Infra for Decentralized Internet
NKN is a new kind of peer to peer network connectivity protocol and ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. It uses economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN's open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.
NKN full nodes all around the world
Full nodes: 19567
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Countries and regions running NKN nodes: 46 (join as miner)
RANK COUNTRY NODES
1 United States 16755 (85.65%)
2 Germany 578 (2.95%)
3 Japan 491 (2.51%)
4 United Kingdom 310 (1.58%)
5 Netherlands 227 (1.16%)
6 China 184 (0.94%)
7 Canada 172 (0.88%)
8 France 138 (0.71%)
9 Spain 126 (0.64%)
10 Italy 114 (0.58%)
11 Russia 109 (0.56%)
12 Singapore 93 (0.48%)
13 India 56 (0.29%)
14 Czechia 36 (0.18%)
15 Finland 21 (0.11%)
16 Brazil 16 (0.08%)
17 Sweden 14 (0.07%)
18 Ukraine 13 (0.07%)
19 Lithuania 13 (0.07%)
20 Ireland 12 (0.06%)
21 Australia 11 (0.06%)
22 Poland 10 (0.05%)
23 Romania 9 (0.05%)
24 South Korea 9 (0.05%)
25 Austria 5 (0.03%)
26 Vietnam 4 (0.02%)
27 Slovakia 3 (0.02%)
28 Bulgaria 3 (0.02%)
29 Norway 3 (0.02%)
30 Serbia 3 (0.02%)
31 Latvia 3 (0.02%)
32 Belgium 2 (0.01%)
33 Colombia 2 (0.01%)
34 Kuwait 2 (0.01%)
35 Hungary 2 (0.01%)
36 Greece 2 (0.01%)
37 Malaysia 1 (0.01%)
38 Moldova 1 (0.01%)
39 Estonia 1 (0.01%)
40 United Arab Emirates 1 (0.01%)
41 Indonesia 1 (0.01%)
42 Switzerland 1 (0.01%)
43 Thailand 1 (0.01%)
44 Tanzania 1 (0.01%)
45 South Africa 1 (0.01%)
46 Mexico 1 (0.01%)
47 Republic of Lithuania 1 (0.01%)
NKN is building the world’s largest blockchain network, with more nodes than Bitcoin.
Why
Client-Server model is expensive, complex, and prone to failure & attack
Today, most communications need to go through a centralized server, where it can be blocked or sabotaged, hacked into, or eavesdropped on.
Inefficient Network utilization results in waste of resource
The current Internet was designed for peak traffic but most of the time these networks are underutilized, wasting unused bandwidth every second.
Centralization of blockchain systems diminish trust
Many major blockchain projects use a handful of centralized servers to carry out consensus in the name of increasing transaction speed. This sacrifices trust and security, and diminishes the technical and economic strength of a true permissionless blockchain system.
NKN advantage
Millions of nodes
NKN's novel MOCA consensus algorithm is horizontally scalable and supports an arbitrary number of consensus nodes. The testnet had 5,878 consensus nodes which is only behind Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Aggregated high speed
Nodes and clients can utilize the aggregated speed of several routes. Adding more NKN nodes in the network can horizontally scale up throughput for the entire network.
Zero server
Fully peer to peer and decentralized, no need to develop and run centralized servers. Significantly reduces complexity and costs, as well as removing the single point of failure and remove the centralized target for hacking.
Unique and global ID
Unique NKN addresses enable services from anywhere in the world at any time and helps people discover and search for applications and services.
Extra security and privacy
End-to-end and hop-by-hop encryption without Public Key Infrastructure or 3rd party certificates.
Low latency
Supports all applications including real-time 3D gaming, AR/VR, and IoT. Supports edge computing and optimized routing. NKN’s data transmission is off-chain and not limited by consensus speed.
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